MALDIVESFushifaru: 5* resort in the Maldives
OUR STAY AT: FUSHIFARU
It doesn’t take long to realize that the Maldives are a true paradise on Earth. Right from your arrival to Malé airport to your final destination (whatever it may be) you’ll be surrounded by turquoise water and unprecedented views.
So where to stay in the Maldives? When we planned our vacation it was a no-brainer to choose Fushifaru. This 5* resort opened it’s doors to the public in October 2017, which was also a big factor in our decision making. We fell in love with the sunset villas, the private sandbank, the island and the gorgeous infinity pool. But when we got there and met the staff – we both agreed that it will be hard to beat this place in the future.
ARRIVAL: WITH TRANS MALDIVIAN AIRWAYS
From the main airport Malé to Fushifaru it took us about 25 minutes on a beautiful Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane ride. Seaplane is usually not included in the price of stay and even though these rides generally come at a hefty price, they are an adventure all on it’s own.
After the seaplane lands and you get greeted by the welcome committee at Fushifaru, you will be escorted to the reception with the beats of boduberu drums, a traditional Maldivian drum made out of cocounut wood.
When we first entered out villa we couldn’t believe our eyes. Spaciuos, sophisticated, traditional and luxurious – it was better than what we expected. For our stay we chose the sunset pool villa due to the afternoon sun, it’s amazing bathroom, the direct access to the beach and the private pool. We have also been upgraded to a water villa for 1 night, but regardless the sunset pool villa was still our favorite.
The tour of both villas we stayed at can be found HERE. But I will share a couple of pictures from that article below, so you have a rough idea of what they look like.
Sunset pool villa from above, ours was 6th from left.
When entering the room you see a spacious room and huge bed
The villa from outside
Our villa was second from left.
As relatively active travelers it was a little bit of a concern of ours that we will stay on a tiny island for a week. We love doing hikes and excursions and have not had a single vacation together where we would only lie around and do nothing for so many days.
But we were so wrong! Every day the staff prepares something in the daytime and the evening which makes the time fly by so quick. We still feel like there is more to discover on this small and beautiful island and we really hope to return one day.
To give you a rough idea of the size of Fushifaru through the image below: you can walk around the entire island in about 10 minutes.
Fushifaru island and resort from above.
Infinity pool at Fushifaru.
Fun fact: this is pretty much what Fushifaru looked like a couple of years ago, before they made it into a resort.
I mentioned earlier that in an entire week at Fushifaru we did not manage to get bored. So what were some of the activities we did here? I will start off with: breakfast! Every morning it took us over an hour to enjoy our breakfast. The musli was to die for, there was bubbly ‘buffe’ (on vacation rules don’t apply), freshly made pancakes, eggs and fresh fruit – amongst other delicious goodies. We had a half-board package, so we had both the breakfast and the dinner in the same restaurant – Korakali.
If I get on a more serious note though – free or included activities we did were: excercise at the gym, snorkling, playing billiard and football table at the Fanihandhi bar, tour of the island with Afeef (we got a lot of knowledge from this tour, it was fantastic), cocout day, tried playing on boduberu drums, Maldivian performance night and much more. An experience I paid for was the picnic on a private sandbank – read more about it HERE.
And if this isn’t enough, and you’re a little like me, you’ll most probably also spend hours taking pictures at Fushifaru’s own Instagram-friendly corners. And there are many of them – just check out my Instagram for those!
I hope the description of Fushifaru as your choice of stay in the Maldives helped you narrow down your choice a little. We would love to come back soon!